• Web Development Specialist

    Posted: 06/12/2022

    Job Title: Website Development Specialist
    Location: Kalamazoo, MI
    Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
    Kalamazoo Candle Company (KCC) is in search of an analytic and creative Website Development
    Specialist (WDS) to join our growing marketing team. The WDS acts as the lead for the development
    of cohesive digital experiences and optimizer for the KCC website. By developing impactful
    strategies for web development, the WDS will increase positive customer experience, attract new
    customers, and increase online revenue.
    The person holding this position is motivated by researching and analyzing modern trends, blends
    analytical thought into creative solutions, and enjoys working collaboratively across departments.
    - - - Pay & Benefits - - -
    This full-time position will work from our Kalamazoo, MI locations and is eligible to work from
    home as needed. Pay for this position will be $60,000 74,000 per year dependent on proven
    skills. Eligible for company benefits:
    100% paid health, vision, and dental insurance premiums for employee
    50% paid health, vision, and dental insurance premiums for dependent.
    3% matching retirement savings
    Paid Parental Leave
    Health & Wellness reimbursement
    Short and Long Term Disability
    Life Insurance
    Eight paid company holidays
    Annual paid time off
    - - - Job Description - - -
    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    Build, design, and maintain all websites and applications
    Integrate websites (Shopify Plus) with backend services and databases such as SAP,
    ShipStation, Klaviyo, and Shopify POS
    Work collaboratively with content and design team to build effective SEO web content
    Implement cohesive and effective UI, cross-browsing compatibility, and general web
    functions and standards
    Consistently create well-designed and tested code using best practices
    Create websites and user interfaces using standard HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and/or Liquid
    Create and maintain software documentation and Standard Operating Procedures
    Work collaboratively with IT department on integrations and other needs
    Project manage all updates to current web infrastructure coordinating with staff as needed
    Assist in the design of digital marketing templates to ensure uniform look and functionality
    Act as backup for marketing and IT functions
    - - - Continued - - -

     
    Qualifications:
    Proven success developing and maintaining websites and user interfaces
    Strong analytical skills
    Experience with Shopify or Shopify Plus desired but not required
    Ability to lead and manage projects from concept to execution
    Other:
    Honesty, transparency, and candor are expectations of all that work at KCC
    Entrepreneurial spirit to challenge the norms
    Strong desire for learning and growth
    Customer service mindset
    Comply with all KCC policies, handbooks, and guidelines as they are made known to you
    All other duties as assigned.
    - - - Applying - - -
    Please send cover letter outlining experience, resume, examples/link to previous work to
    hiring@kalamazoocandle.com. Interviews will begin once an adequate pool of candidates has
    formed. Please apply early.
    - - - About - - -
    Kalamazoo Candle Company was founded in 2013 and makes candles from scratch using soy wax,
    paper wicks, and natural fragrance oils. KCC has quickly grown to a regional brand and has
    expanded nationally partnering with wholesale customers in 34 states, including Whole Foods and
    Fresh Thyme. In addition to selling via the wholesale channel, KCC has a robust ecommerce
    platform and physical retail stores in several locations.